Monthly Archives: March 2006

Ditto

Brian Dunbar stumbled across a great quote on the whole robots vs humans discussion: Manned and unmanned space exploration go together, hand in glove, and we shouldn’t rule out one in favour of the other. The real question is what … Continue reading

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Jonny Blogging’ Strikes Again

I know I shouldn’t be blogging under the influence of severe sleep deprivation, but Tiffy and little Jon will be headed up to Oregon for a week starting tomorrow, and I figured I’d do some Jonny bloggin’. I tried to … Continue reading

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One of these days I need to get around to doing that update

One of my recent commenters was asking a bit about my Prometheus Downport Project, which was a project I started to figure out how to build a commercial lunar settlement. Part of the goal was to figure out how to … Continue reading

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So Would You Call it XPPS?

It’s been kind of interesting to watch the ebb and flow of space business over the past decade or so since I started following things closely. One of the companies I had been particularly interested in the past was Microcosm … Continue reading

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Translunar Dragon Flights?

Some of the commenters in my Dragon post brought up the possibility of using a Dragon for lunar flyby tourism flights. I think this is an intriguing idea. The Dragon is about the same diameter as the old Apollo CM … Continue reading

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Time for a Canadarm Mini?

Ever since I misread the report about SpaceX’s Dragon capsule, it’s had me thinking about the utility of manipulator arms. When I first read the report linked to in my previous post, I thought that they were saying that SpaceX’s … Continue reading

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Apparently Some People Keep Secrets Better Than Others

Wow. I had figured that SpaceX was working on a manned capsule already, they have more or less said so already, but I had no idea that they had gotten anywhere near as far as implied in this Space News … Continue reading

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